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Photo Gallery of Locations in THE MESSENGER

Historic Druid Hills and the Decatur Cemetary:

Decatur was incorporated December 10, 1823, and named after Stephen Decatur, a U.S. Naval hero. It is said that early residents rejected a proposal by the Western and Atlantic Railroad to make Decatur a major stop on its new line in the 1830s. These citizens did not want the noise, smoke and confusion, and turned the railroad down. The railroad thus moved seven miles west to a small settlement called Terminus. In 1843, that settlement was renamed Marthasville, and two years later became Atlanta. http://www.conniechilders.com/decatur-ga-history.asp

       

 

Daufuskie Island, SC and Haig Point Lighthouse

Daufuskie is only minutes from Hilton Head, but it feels like you are going back 100 years in time. Most of the area remains dirt roads, revealing an island that is rich in history and nature with one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches on the East Coast. Daufuskie is a rare find that can only be visited by private boats or public ferries. http://www.daufuskiefreeport.com/daufuskie-island-history/

    

 

Historic Savannah, GA

CERTAIN things about Savannah never change — it remains one of America’s loveliest cities, organized around a grid of 21 squares, where children play, couples wed and, in the evenings, lone saxophonists deliver a jazz soundtrack. http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/07/01/travel/01hours.html

    

 

The Outer Banks, NC 

Early American settlers, pirates, the first powered flight and the first wireless telegraph are just a few of the many stories of the Outer Banks – a land steeped in tradition and history. http://www.outerbeaches.com/OuterBanks/AllAboutOBX/History/

 

 

 Ramullah on the West Bank of Israel

Ramallah is known for its religiously relaxed atmosphere—alcohol flows freely and movie theaters are well attended—and the cafes along its main streets. Ramallah is, without question, the cultural capital of the West Bank, with a highly educated and fashionable population. It is also the hub of Palestinian feminist activity; the city’s women frequently attend university rather than marry early, and several cafes run exclusively by women are used to fund local feminist organizations. http://wikitravel.org/en/Ramallah

  

 

Link to very beautiful YouTube video of Hadhramaut Region of Yemen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H5nThaoYtY

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